Corn Research


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Personnel

Thomas V. (Tom) Dailey
Research Scientist I
Bobwhite conservation

Scott D. Stewart
Professor

Christopher Shields (Chris) Walker
Research Technician III
Corn/Soybeans

Dennis R. West
Professor
Plant breeding

Groups and Facilities


(4 mentions)

UT Crops 
Statewide trials and management of corn, cotton, soybean, and small grains.



(1 mention)

Milan No-Till 
For more than 20 years, our Milan center has led the world in no-till research.



(1 mention)

Bio-Based Energy Analysis 
A potential win for energy, agriculture, and the environment.



(1 mention)

Sun Grant BioWeb 
Providing current info to use biomass resources for bioenergy and bioproducts.


 

News

Commendations Corner - October 2019, 11/23/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Fire at the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, 1/11/2017

Answers to Farmers’ Questions, 10/22/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, 10/14/2016

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

New Ventures | Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC, 2/25/2016

Video


(8 mentions)

Sweet corn 
UT AgResearchers applied herbicides to experimental sweet corn to keep weeds away. But something unexpected happened -- they boosted the nutritional value of the corn.



(4 mentions)

Drought 
It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.



(4 mentions)

Ag Year Preview 
Spring is almost here, and it’s just about time for Tennessee farmers to plant their 2012 crops. All indications are - things are looking good for producers, following what was a good year in 2011.



(2 mentions)

Stinkbugs 
Insects are among the greatest threats to agriculture. Tennessee farmers have seen some pests disappear, but in the process, new ones emerged, and they are attacking fields.



(2 mentions)

No-Till Hills 
There was a time when sloped land was just about useless because of frequent soil erosion. But now, hilly terrain can be productive. 'No-till” farming makes it possible.



(2 mentions)

Managing 8-inch Palmer Pigweed 
Weed control programs for late-season palmer amaranth in corn



(2 mentions)

Cotton Irrigation 
Cotton is hurting because of this summer’s drought. UTIA researchers are studying how cotton reacts to a lack of moisture – and just how much water is enough for a plant to grow.



(2 mentions)

Little River Facility 
It’s long been an issue in farming – how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.



(2 mentions)

High Input Costs 
Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm expenses are at record highs for Tennessee row-crop producers.



(2 mentions)

Record Corn Yields 
In the future, getting the most out of our land will be critical for Tennessee agriculture and the world's food supply. That will involve increasing row crop yields through science and smart farming.


 

Recent Publications

Differential heliothine susceptibility to Cry1Ac associated with gut proteolytic activity Abdelgaffar, H., C. Oppert, X. Sun, J. Monserrate, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2019.  Pesticide Biochemsitry and Physiology. [Abstract]

Midgut metabolomic profiling of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) with field-evolved resistance to Cry1F corn Abdelgaffar, H., E. D. Tague, H. F. Castro Gonzalez, S. R. Campagna, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2019.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2019 Mar;106:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 7. [Abstract]

Optimal Prevented Planting Decisions for Corn and Cotton.  Adkins, K.  2019.  Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Optimal Prevented Planting Decisions for Corn and Cotton.  Adkins, K., and C. Boyer.  2019.  M.S. Thesis.

Corn and Cotton Producers’ Prevented Planting Decision.  Adkins, K., C. Boyer, S. A. Smith, A. P. Griffith, A. Muhammad, M. A. McClure, and T. B. Raper.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension.

Prevented Planting Provision Influence on Corn and Cotton Producers’ Late Planting Decision.  Adkins, K., C. Boyer, S. A. Smith, A. P. Griffith, and A. Muhammad.  2019.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting, Birmingham, AL. February 2-5, 2019.

Return Variance in Corn and Soybean Futures Markets Pre- and Post-WASDE Report Release: Implications for Producer Hedging.  Best, S. E., S. A. Smith, T. Davis, and C. Boyer.  2019.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting, Birmingham, AL. February 2-5, 2019.

2019 Planted Acreage for Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, and Wheat in Tennessee by County.  Bowling, R. G., and S. A. Smith.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication. October, W442.

Effects of fertilization and crown release on white oak (Quercus alba) masting and acorn quality.  Brooke, J.M., J. L. Birchhead, M. A. Lashley, J. M. McCord, J. S. Nanney, and C. A. Harper.  2019.  Forest Ecology and Management, 433:305-312.

Concurrent transport and removal of nitrate, phosphate and pesticides in low-cost metal- and carbon-based materials D. Tong, J. Zhuang, J. Lee, J. R. Buchanan, and X. Chen.  2019.  Chemosphere, 84-91. [Abstract]

Acorns and deer management: A necessary component or a periodic bonus?.  Harper, C. A., and J. M. Brooke.  2019.  Quality Whitetails.

Biochar as soil amendment to improve flooded sandy soil for corn production.  Jahromi, N. B., J. Lee, M. Johnsen, A. Fulcher, A. Nouri, F. R. Walker, and S. Jagadamma.  2019.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Nov 10-13, San Antonio, TX.